Markus Baer is an award-winning scholar and educator in the field of innovation. He is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Markus received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has served on the Olin faculty since 2006. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Markus co-founded a consulting start-up in Germany.
Markus studies creativity and innovation and all its related activities — problem formulation, idea generation, idea selection, and idea implementation. His research has been published in leading academic journals and won multiple awards, including the "Olin Award Recognizing Research That Transforms Business." Markus has also been honored as one of the world's "Best 40 Business Professors Under 40."
Recognized for his expertise, Markus has been working with the Brookings Executive Education in Washington D. C. to teach a nationwide audience of government executives. He has also taught at various government agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), and the Department of Interior (DOI), to name but a few. To date, Markus has delivered over a hundred of presentations, seminars, and speeches at international conferences, organizations (e.g., Central Intelligence Agency), and universities (e.g., Harvard Business School and London Business School).